Workers' Compensation Resources

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If you’ve been injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits can help you recover, pay your bills, and get back to work. However, navigating the workers’ compensation system can be difficult without the proper guidance. For more information about workers’ comp, the right to safety in the workplace, specifics on benefits for injured workers, and employer legal obligations, see the FindLaw Workers’ Compensation section. Workers' comp is a state-specific program, so to apply for benefits you'll need the appropriate forms for your state.

Some industries have specific laws to provide for employee injuries, including railroad workers. If you're a railroad employee, see the FindLaw Railroad Injuries section on the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Construction workers are also at higher risk of injuries on the job. To learn more about construction industry specific injuries and applicable laws, read this section. More industry specific resources are listed below.

The following are workers’ comp resources to help you learn about the claims process and get the benefits you need:

Get Legal Advice About Your Workers' Compensation Claim

Even the simplest injury can lead to considerable obstacles, such as proving that the injury was in fact work-related or covered by insurance. In any event, your employer is required by law to provide fair compensation in the event of a workplace injury or illness. If you have questions about your claim, or want to find out whether you should sue your employer, get in touch with a skilled workers' compensation lawyer in your area today.